MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is the NBC logo a peacock?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is the NBC logo a peacock?

You’ve seen it a million times when you’re watching NBC. The colorful peacock logo. But what made them pick that? Such a random choice for a TV Network.

Back in 1956 NBC created its peacock logo because peacocks are multicolored.  RCA who owned NBC at the time did this as a sneaky marketing move hoping that seeing a multicolored logo might make people go buy color TVs. Which had just came out and were the new hot item at the time. Then the peacock just stayed ever since.

 

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